One woman in California isn’t about to let a big food company get away with what she says is fraudulent advertising. Frito-Lay is the subject of a new class action suit, which alleges that though they tout certain products as “all natural,” they actually contain genetically modified ingredients, or GMs.
Natural News says the lawsuit is claiming that Frito-Lay is illegally marketing snacks like Sun Chips and Tostitos products bearing the “all natural” stamp. She says they actually contain GM vegetable oils and perhaps even GM corn. Genetically modified organisms are anything but natural, and are all the way synthetic, says the lawsuit.
There’s a laundry list of products named in the suit, around 12 different variations on Tostitos tortilla chips and Sun Chips flavors — basically anything you might choose before your Super Bowl party to feel like you’re making a healthier chip choice even though they’re going to be dipped in hot gooey delicious queso.
“Each of the products that are the subject of this action contain corn and vegetable oil as their main ingredients. But the corn and vegetable oils (including corn, soybean, and canola oils) are made from genetically modified plants and organisms,” says the lawsuit. “Monsanto Company defines GMO on its website as food with a genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs.”
The lawsuit says by marketing these products as all natural, Frito-Lay is in violation of two California codes, a California consumers act and the federal Magnuson-Moss Act. It includes as a plaintiff anyone who ever bought one of the “All Natural” products.